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M7 Group and Penthouse Digital Media sign multi-platform agreement

M7 Group and Penthouse Digital Media sign multi-platform agreement
Luxembourg, April 17th 2014: M7 Group, the Luxembourg-based European TV provider, announced today that is has signed a long-term multi-platform distribution agreement with Penthouse Digital Media.

The agreement consists of the following:

• The distribution of Penthouse 3D via the M7 platform at Eutelsat 9A at 9.0 degrees East; the signal will also be used for the distribution of Penthouse 3D to various other platform operators in Europe;
• The distribution of Penthouse SD via Canal Digitaal, TV Vlaanderen and Skylink, the M7-owned DTH platforms operating at ASTRA 23.5 degrees East;
• The distribution of Penthouse HD via Online, the IPTV platform of M7 Group.
This satellite distribution agreement with Penthouse Digital Media is facilitated by M7 Platform Services, the newly created entity within M7 Group, providing broadcasters with turn-key Direct-to-Home and Direct-to-Cable distribution solutions.
Marco Visser, CEO of M7 Group states: "We are very pleased with this new agreement with Penthouse Digital Media, representing a further strengthening of our long-lasting and solid partnership. Via M7 Platform Services, we provide international broadcasting corporations like Penthouse with a complete distribution solution, from uplink to living room. Moreover, Penthouse is among the first customers to benefit from the extended interactive service offering via our new IPTV platform.”
Kelly Holland, Managing Director of Penthouse Media comments: “We are very excited about this new agreement with M7 Group. Key reason to select M7 Group is its unique capability of providing a high-quality and truly end-to-end satellite distribution solution, from uplink and encryption to EPG listing via its local TV platforms and local marketing, while also allowing us to contribute our TV signals to all key platform operators in Europe. We look forward to a continued fruitful cooperation.”

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For further information please contact M7 Group at tel. +352 260 961 00 or via press@m7group.eu.
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• The distribution of Penthouse 3D via the M7 platform at Eutelsat 9A at 9.0 degrees East; the signal will also be used for the distribution of Penthouse 3D to various other platform operators in Europe;
• The distribution of Penthouse SD via Canal Digitaal, TV Vlaanderen and Skylink, the M7-owned DTH platforms operating at ASTRA 23.5 degrees East;
• The distribution of Penthouse HD via Online, the IPTV platform of M7 Group.
This satellite distribution agreement with Penthouse Digital Media is facilitated by M7 Platform Services, the newly created entity within M7 Group, providing broadcasters with turn-key Direct-to-Home and Direct-to-Cable distribution solutions.
Marco Visser, CEO of M7 Group states: "We are very pleased with this new agreement with Penthouse Digital Media, representing a further strengthening of our long-lasting and solid partnership. Via M7 Platform Services, we provide international broadcasting corporations like Penthouse with a complete distribution solution, from uplink to living room. Moreover, Penthouse is among the first customers to benefit from the extended interactive service offering via our new IPTV platform.”
Kelly Holland, Managing Director of Penthouse Media comments: “We are very excited about this new agreement with M7 Group. Key reason to select M7 Group is its unique capability of providing a high-quality and truly end-to-end satellite distribution solution, from uplink and encryption to EPG listing via its local TV platforms and local marketing, while also allowing us to contribute our TV signals to all key platform operators in Europe. We look forward to a continued fruitful cooperation.”

Note for the press (not for publication)
For further information please contact M7 Group at tel. +352 260 961 00 or via press@m7group.eu.
About M7 Group
M7 Group SA was established in October 2009 in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg and is the European provider of satellite and IP-based services for consumers and business customers. M7 Group operates the following brands: CanalDigitaal and Online in the Netherlands, TV Vlaanderen in Flanders and TéléSAT in French speaking Belgium, AustriaSat in Austria, Skylink for the Czech and Slovak market and AustriaSat Hungary for the Hungarian market. All brands offer tailor made packages for clients adapted to the local culture and language in these countries. Today M7 Group SA provides more than 3 million viewers with hundreds of radio and television channels in digital and HD quality. Since 2011 M7 Group SA also provides Internet and VOIP services to their customers in The Netherlands and Belgium. www.m7group.eu